Thursday, July 14, 2005

Terrorism, Testosterone & the 'Jewish Olympics'

In today's Jerusalem Post there is a rather interesting article entitled: "Maccabiah athletes: Make love, not war" that discusses how the 7,700 participants in the Maccabiah games currently going on in Israel (in Netanya, in fact) have already put Tuesday's terror attack behind them.

Here are a couple of quotes from the article:

"The terrorism is, of course, scary. Some of the girls are finding it very scary. Maybe they need a big strong man to protect them," said Piedro, a member of the Italian delegation. "You have to look at the bright side sometimes. Maybe the terrorism will make the girls more friendly."

"Let's be honest," said an Argentinian team member. "We are all of us young athletes, with nice bodies, some very nice, and we are here in this new place... who knows what can happen."

"There are movies, and all sorts of other cultural exchanges being planned," said Sarah Kahn, part of the American delegation. "But I think the most popular "exchanges" happen in the private rooms".

I have decided to leave it to the reader to decide for themselves whether these quotes represent something fun and innocent, or perhaps something else less wholesome about the 'Jewish Olympics' and Jewish youth today. I haven't made up my mind yet... At the very least, just about everyone involved is Jewish, so if there are private "exchanges" going on - at least it's with other Jews...


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